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Keep Squaw True

Now is the time to let the Placer County Board of Supervisors know how you feel about development proposed in Squaw Valley.

The County expects to finish their final environmental review this spring and, then, make decisions that will decide the future of Squaw Valley and the Tahoe-Truckee region this summer.

So we’ve made it easy for you to email them with your own personal message – just click here.

Before you do, let’s review what’s at stake.

KSL Capital Partners proposes development in Squaw Valley of a size, scale, and scope the Tahoe Sierra has never seen:
A massive indoor water-park ten stories tall and as wide as a Walmart.
Acres of new high-rise condos and hotels, many 100’ tall, that would dwarf the existing village, block mountain views, and cover the entire parking lot with buildings and garages.
Timeshare mansions in the mouth of Shirley Canyon.
1500 new bedrooms and 200,000 square feet of new commercial space.
All told, the development would be so big it would take 25 years to build − 25 years of construction, noise, and traffic.

It threatens everything we love about Tahoe. It would create gridlocked traffic, strain local water supplies, threaten the clarity of Lake Tahoe – even undermine regional plans to combat climate change.

Everybody who loves Tahoe, whether full-time residents, second homeowners, or weekend warriors, would be affected, each in their own way.

And that’s why it’s important that Placer County hears from you, because nobody knows what’s at stake better than the people who live, work, and play here.

The good news is that the development is not a done deal.

So take a few minutes right now to ask Placer County to do what is right and tell KSL that their proposal to transform Tahoe with overdevelopment is a nonstarter.

Squaw Valley and the entire Tahoe-Truckee deserve better—together we can make that a reality.

Click here to email the Board of Supervisors.

If you have any questions or need help understanding just exactly how proposed development in Squaw Valley would personally affect your North Lake Tahoe experience, feel free to give me [Sierra Watch Field Representative Chase Schweitzer] a call at (530) 448-1506 or shoot me an email at cschweitzer@sierrawatch.org stating your connection to Squaw. I’ll be happy to help.